Letter from Simon Nowell Smith to The Hogarth Press (29/10/1946)



[[MS 2750/29/8]]


[pre-printed letterhead] Tel. Ewelme 42. THE HILL HOUSE, EWELME.OXFORD.


The Hogarth Press



Dear Sirs,


In reply to your letter of the 24th, you wrote a post-card to Constable & Co. on 28th May last in which you said:


"We thank you for your letter of May 23rd & are pleased to grant the permission you request for the use of extracts from Henry James at Work and Roger Fry in the book by Mr. Simon Nowell-Smith, provided the usual acknowledgments are made to us."


I understand from Messrs Constable that your post-card carried no reference number or letters, & that they are unable to read the initials with which




it was signed.


I have not at hand a copy of Mrs. Bosanquet's book, but I have a note to the effect that the extracts comprised 1500 words & were taken from pp.4-17. If you wish to know more exactly what the extracts are, I can obtain my MS [manuscript] from the printers (via the English publishers - my only duplicate being now in America); but in view of your having already given permission for me to use this material in my English edition, I hope that you will be able to give permission for America without my having to do this.


My book - since you ask for further details of it - is a collection of "self-portraits" & anecdotes, with a critical & biographical introduction.


Yours truly | [signature] S. Nowell-Smith | [S. NOWELL-SMITH]

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Source: MS 2750/29/8

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Letter from Simon Nowell Smith to The Hogarth Press (29/10/1946)


University of Reading, Special Collections

Nowell-Smith quotes from a previous letter he has received from The Hogarth Press to evidence that he has received previous permissions from them. He explains that Constable and Company, who initially wrote to the press, have had trouble reading initials of previous correspondence. Nowell-Smith hopes that as they have granted permission for an English edition of his book that they will grant permission for an American edition. He provides further detail on his book.

Handwritten letter signed by Nowell-Smith